Apple’s upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro supplies could take a big hit when it launches, due to production issues of the device’s mini-LED display, reports Bloomberg.
The report says Apple suppliers are seeing poor manufacturing yields of the mini-LED display, with at least one mini-LED display has paused production due to the issues.
Mini-LED displays offer several benefits over current iPad displays, including a better contrast ratio and improved display brightness. Apple intends to use mini-LED displays in its new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new iPads could debut as early as this month. While Apple is expected to also debut a new 11-inch iPad Pro, only the 12.9-inch model will use mini-LED displays.
In addition to a new mini-LED display, the new iPad Pro models will also feature an A14X processor that boasts M1-like performance, as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.
Bloomberg last month said the refreshed iPad Pro models could debut as early as April, but no exact timeline has been announced. The new tablets could debut vi press release or possibly at an online event, as the iPad mini is also expected to see a revamp.